An episode of "The Steve Allen Plymouth Show". Unfortunately there is a time-code on this copy. Complete with original commercials for Plymouth, but credits are missing. A variety show, with performers including Frankie Laine, Jack Kerouac, Pam Garner, William Bendix, Dayton Allen, and Gabriel Dell.
April 12, 2015 Subject:
A True Broadcasting and Literary Gem
Watching Kerouac reading his magnum opus to music and audience is a fine find.
What is that tune Steve is playing during the opening skits? I've heard a bluesy version of it on a AOR when I was a teen 30 years ago and I have never been able to place the song, let alone the performer, since.
January 5, 2015 Subject:
1) A COLOR videotape from 1960? Very few color video tapes survive from 1960. Color video tape was invented only two years earlier. The tapes were so expensive that most were erased and reused. 2) Jack Kerouac reading poetry while Steve Allen played jazz piano? God, TV was great in those days. Live variety TV at its finest!